College Planning & Management

MAR 2013

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the state, UNG comprises four campuses united by a single mission, focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With about 16,000 students, UNG is the state's seventh-largest public university. The University offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate's degrees to professional doctoral programs. At one point during the planning of the University's military precinct, Gaillard Hall was slated for demolition. However, LAS, which led the historic preservation component of UNG's campus master plan, recommended that it be saved due to its historic significance as the campus' best example of mid-20th-century architecture and its unique proximity and relationship to the historic drill field. Ultimately, campus officials, along with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, agreed that Gaillard was both "a good example of international style architecture and a historically significant building," says Mac McConnell, UNG's vice president for business and finance. THE SUITE LIFE. In restoring Gaillard Hall on the campus of the University of North Georgia, one challenge for the design team was to take a basic 1950s-era dormitory and retrofit it into a 21st-century residence hall. The result is a new suite-style design that provides double-occupancy rooms with semi-private baths. Historic for the 21st Century Despite its historic importance, Gaillard's interior had to undergo extensive changes in order to be viable for current uses and to be competitive with new housing stock offered on campus. MARCH 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 65

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